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Around the garden checklist

22 - 28 December 2014

It's time to...

  • Wash out flower pots and seed trays
  • Trim back ivy, Virginia creeper and other climbers on walls that are close to gutters and window frames
  • Test the pH of your soil with a kit and add lime if it's too acidic
  • Scoop leaves and debris from ponds and water features
  • Remove pond pumps and filters to wash and store
  • Look out for special offers on early orders from seed catalogues
  • Wrap outside taps with insulation to prevent them freezing
  • Treat fences and timber structures with stain or preservative
  • Welcome in the new growing season by decluttering your shed or garden store

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